It’s been a long time since I posted anything and I’ve been so bogged down that I’ve missed some Saturday Sanity’s…Here’s a quick report on what’s going on in the garden!
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had rain! Last week a front stalled and it was rainy and gray for a few days in a row. This was not part of our normal weather pattern here. Over the last few days we had several real “monsoon” type events, which is more normal, but a bit early in the season. The big clouds come up over the mountains and dump rain. I saw the first faint rainbow of the season, too!
Today, I picked the last of the peaches…very early peaches because the tree is located in that protected corner. I had a wonderful yield this year, the best ever, even though I shared some with the squirrels and the bugs (no pesticides, none!). I bagged them and the rains did seem to make some rot as they were near full ripeness…but, nonetheless, I was thrilled with the harvest!!
Of course, since the new tree is planted and doing well, this one will be gone. For now, I will prune a lot so that eggplants get some sun. I’ll see how the other tree does this winter before getting the current one out.
I’ve bagged up about half the Flame grapes and will do the rest any minute now. I hope the ones already bagged won’t rot, but they should be OK since they are not near ripening at all.
This morning I picked 5 string beans! Well, I only have 3 plants. If I had known we were going to have a nice wet spring with gentle temperatures I would have planted more! These plants are just the leftover seed I threw into the ground with the plan never to plant string beans again here in the high desert, and up out of the valley. Of course, this is the year I would have done well if I had planted more.
So, here’s a pic of some of the peaches I picked earlier this week! I will cherish the memory of these forever…